Relay enclosure


Old 10-30-10, 08:07 PM
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Relay enclosure

I need to use 3 relays in my system to control a particular pump, and I'm not sure what to use for an enclosure. The relays will be carrying 120V on the contacts and/or coils, so leaving them in the open is not an option.

These are Tekmar 003 and 004 relays, with bases.

I'm not using a relay center for this, they are just 3 standalone relays needed for some control logic in my system.

I've been trying to find a metal or plastic electric box, but can't seem to find anything appropriate. I'm not sure I like the idea of a metal box when there are bare 120V terminals inside, but can't seem to find any large plastic boxes that have knockouts - they all have Romex clamps, but I want to run BX...

Any suggestions?
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Old 10-31-10, 07:19 AM
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A grounded metal box would be safer in case one of the live wires touches it. If a live wire touches the box it will cause the breaker to trip.

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